10th December2017 Pew Sheet

St James



Sunday 10 December 2017

   Second Sunday of Advent

“Make his paths straight” Matthew 1.3


8.00 am                    Holy Communion (BCP)

Presiding:               Stroma McDermott

Preaching               Stroma McDermott


9.30 am                   Parish Communion

Presiding:               Stroma McDermott

Preaching:              Brendan Giblin

Assisting:               Val Lumsden

Hymns:                   31, 27, Hark, What a Sound, 28

                    Anthem: How Beautiful upon the Mountains - Stainer

    Voluntary: Num Komm BWV 661 – J S Bach


           11.00 am                   Family Service

           Leading:                   Sarah Sharp

           Preaching:                Stroma McDermott


           6.30 pm                     Refresh

           Leading:                    Brendan Giblin


A very warm welcome to everyone

If you are new to St James’ we would like to get to know you. Please fill in a contact card, which you will find in the back of the pews, and hand to one of the people leading the Service. A hearing loop is installed in this church and large print service books and gluten free wafers are available.


Diary for the Week



  11 December

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  10.00 am

Deighton Gates School Carol Concert – St James

  1.40 pm

Funeral – Mrs Maria Peacock – Stonefall Crematorium

  1.45 pm

Community Christmas Service – St James

  7.30 pm

Charity Carol Concert


  12 December

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  2.00 pm

Church on the Corner – Advent Service


  13 December

  9.45 am

Holy Communion – St James

  7.30 pm

Step Up – Curate’s Office


  14 December

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  9.30 am

Coffee Morning – Centre

  1.30 pm

Time for Tots – Centre

  2.15 pm

St James’ School Service – St James

  15 December

  9.15 am

Morning Prayer – St James

  6.30 pm

Choir Practice – St James


  16 December

  9.30 am

Friends of Wetherby Christmas Coffee Morning - Centre

  7.30 pm

Wetherby Choral Society Concert – St James


  17 December

Third Sunday of Advent



  8.00 am

Holy Communion (BCP)

  10.00 am

Family Communion with Nativity

  6.30 pm

Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight


Planned Giving – We are very grateful to all those who give so generously, both in time and finance, to help us carry out our mission here in Wetherby. If anyone, who is not currently doing so, would like to assist us plan our finances by giving via standing order or envelope, then please contact the Parish Office 01937 583074 or email stjames@dsl.pipex.com


Suggestions for Prayers

The 10 December is Human Rights Day, observed internationally, and commemorates the setting-up, in 1948, by the UN the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Pray that God will prosper the work of all who seek to support asylum seekers through the provision of the necessities of life, particularly that of friendship. Also pray for the millions worldwide who have been forced from their homes.

People in the Linton Lane Area of Wetherby: Linton Lane, Linton Hills Road, Avon Garth, The Ridge, Sicklinghall Road, Wetherby Golf Club.

This week Churches in Wetherby pray for:  For those struggling with poverty and the work of CAP


Christmas Card – We are once again having the ‘Big Christmas Card’ in Church, giving everyone an opportunity to add their greetings to the whole ‘church family’ rather than giving individual cards to each other. There will be a jar next to the card, should you wish to make a donation. Thank you.


Thank you – Thank you to everyone who bought the booklet ‘Your Christmas Journey’. These purchases have enabled In2Out to provide over 72 lads in the YOI with a Christmas present. Brendan


Help Needed Please – Walking is good for our constitutions. If you can help with the distribution of the Churches Together Christmas Cards, please pick up a bundle of cards at the back of Church. Many thanks. Brendan


Community Christmas Celebration Service – Monday 11 December at 1.45pm, St James’ Church. A short service for all ages and abilities, followed by refreshments. Everyone welcome. Thank you. Val Lumsden 584760


Charity Carol Service on Monday 11 December at 7.30pm in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Tickets are £5.00 and are available from Jean Heaton (07866 366314), Sheila Guest and the Parish Office. Festive fair will be served after the Service and any donations towards this (mince pies, cake, wine, etc) are always gratefully received, please add your name to the list at the back of church. Do come and join us, all very welcome. Jean Heaton


2017 Remembrance Tree – In the Church grounds. The tree will be illuminated from Advent Sunday until 6 January 2018. Dedicate a light and remember someone special at this time. Thank you. Val Lumsden


Friends of Wetherby – Christmas Coffee Morning with Carols on Saturday 16 December 9.30am to 12 noon in the Church Centre. The choir will be singing 10.30 to 11am and 11.30 to 12 noon. All welcome.


Wetherby Choral Society Concert Handel’s Messiah on Saturday 16 December at 7.30pm St James’ Church. Tickets cost £17 and are available from the Parish Office and the Ticket Secretary 07860 454894


Nativity Service needs you! – Calling Mary, Joseph, Shepherds and Angels – if you children would like to be part of this simple, but wonderful service on, Sunday 17 December at 10am, please speak to/contact Ruth Graham or Sue Davies. Rehearsals will be today between 10-11am. Costumes provided! Thank you. Ruth Graham 07766 554182


Family Carol Concert on Wednesday 20 December from 7.30pm to 8.30pm Town Hall Steps. This is a free community event organised by local businesses. There will be carol singing, complimentary mulled wine and mince pies. Everyone welcome


Candle Lighters Needed – We are having two Christingle Services on Christmas Eve this year, at 4pm and 6pm. If you can help with this, please put your name down on the list at the back of church. Many thanks. Jean Heaton


Pantomine Thursday 28 December at 2pm. Friends have a few tickets available to the congregation to see Beauty and the Beast in York. Tickets are only £15 to the congregation and include the coach, which will leave at 12.45pm. Please contact janandsi@hotmail.co.uk or 529195)


Quiz – The December quiz, ‘It’s Christmas’, is available at the back of Church and costs £1.00. All proceeds go to support the mission of the Church. Thank you. Susan Armstrong 520763


Fancy a Happy New You in 2018? Then join the Happiness Lab! Starting on Tuesday 9 January at The Swan and Talbot at 7.30pm. The Happiness Lab uncovers the eight secrets psychologist, medics and faith leaders believe make us happy. The lab will run for four weeks with lots of interaction and time for some experiments and a pint! If you would like to have fun and get your ‘happy on’, speak to Stroma McDermott or David York.


Request from Bob – if anyone has a spare 19” monitor with VGA socket, please let him know on bob.greene@sky.com. Thank you



Tel: 01937 583074 email: stjames@dsl.pipex.com





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